Publication date: 03 May 2023
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 17 May 2023
Job ID: []
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration of contract: 3 to 6 months (starting on the 1st or the 15th of a given month)
You are applying to the ILO generic internship roster, which is published several times per year. The roster will be made available to all departments and field offices, which will then select and directly contact suitable candidates. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, the ILO does not inform candidates about the status of their application.
ILO Internship Programme provides an opportunity for talented individuals to:
(a) increase understanding of relevant issues at the international level by involving them directly in the work of the Office and the application of ILO principles, programmes and strategies;
(b) gain practical experience with the ILO directly related to their field of study.
The internship programme is not intended to lead to a career in the ILO. There should be no expectation of further employment at the end of the internship.
**Please note that you can apply to a maximum of three internship profiles during the current application period. If you apply to more than three internship profiles, your application will not be considered for any profile.** Note that you may withdraw your candidature at any time via the Jobs Applied section of your profile.
It is highly recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid last minute technical issues or delays. Late applications will not be considered.
The ILO values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, particularly those with disabilities and from non- or under- represented member States. If needed, reasonable accommodation will be provided to those with disabilities in the recruitment phase as well as during the internship to promote equality of opportunities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please only apply for an internship if you fulfil the following two criteria:
(1) You have no close relative serving in the ILO.
(2) This is your first internship with the ILO (only one internship is permitted).
Please note that in the context of the new ILO organigram, the naming of the departments may be subject to change.
As an intern in translation services, you would be entrusted with work such as translating written or recorded material from two or more ILO official or working languages into another of those languages and producing a version that is, in meaning, style and effectiveness, equivalent to the original language version. You would gain experience in working with specialists who study texts and convert them into other languages, using the most appropriate vocabulary and commonly accepted equivalents of professional or technical terms and ensuring that the original meaning is retained; acquire information about the professional and technical subject matter covered; ensure that terminology and nuances are correctly rendered and that translations are structurally, grammatically and idiomatically correct; verify the accuracy of citations; and inform the supervisor of your work of possible errors in original texts. You could also be asked to carry out a variety of short projects independently.
Interns should expect to devote 10 to 20 per cent of their time to administrative tasks.
Area of studies: Degree in translation studies. The candidate should be enrolled in the final year of a graduate degree programme or should have completed such a programme no more than one year previously.
Relevant work experience and ability to use standard Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) would be an advantage. Good working knowledge of CATT tools and experience in inputting and using terminology for translation purposes.
Perfect command of one of the official or working languages of the Organization and a very good or excellent working knowledge (both oral and written) of at least two other ILO official or working languages.
Applicants should be able to adapt to an international, multicultural and multilingual environment; good communication skills and ability to work in a team.
Good working knowledge of CATT tools and experience in inputting and using terminology for translation purposes.
How to apply:
1. Search for an internship profile via the page on ILO Jobs
2. Select the internship profile you would like to apply for, and create a profile on ILO Jobs
3. Complete your candidate profile and apply to the internship profile
4. Be sure to attach a cover letter in the last section of the application, as applications without a cover letter will not be considered and you cannot attach a cover letter after the deadline.
Following a first screening by the Human Resources Development Department (HRD), hiring departments will short-list applicants. You will be directly contacted should an internship opportunity match your profile. If you have not been contacted by any department within six months after your application, you can consider that you have not been selected by any department for this roster. If still eligible, you may apply to the next roster.
If shortlisted, you may be contacted by the hiring department for a written test and/or interview. The ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
As an intern in Geneva, you will receive a stipend of 2450 CHF per month from the ILO, unless you receive funding through another institution (for example your university or a foundation). If you receive partial funding, ILO will cover the difference to ensure you receive 2450 CHF per month. Your travel to Geneva will be at your own expense.
In addition to the amounts referred above, each intern shall receive the amount of CHF45 per month, or the equivalent amount in the currency in which the monthly stipend is paid, which is a contribution from the Office towards the cost of medical insurance to cover the period of the internship.
Please note that the ILO does not take responsibility for any costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship. You will be responsible for your own insurance coverage for illness and accidents for the duration of the internship at the duty station (whether Geneva or the field).
The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account - @ilo.org - should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.